Pelican (ship)

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A note found in a bottle washed up on Ngamotu Beach in 1996 by three children Aaron Waite, Kristin and Jamie George. It reads: '1905/8/4/ The Ship Pelican D.W 1'. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings about the discovery.
The bottle was presumably from the dredge Pelican which worked temporarily in the New Plymouth Harbour during 1904-1905.

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A note found in a bottle washed up on Ngamotu Beach in 1996.

Newspaper clipping. Daily News 19 April 1996

Newspaper clipping. Daily News 20 April 1996

Newspaper clipping. Marlborough Express 19 April 1996

Letter from Rata Godsiff to Directorabout the newspaper report in the Marlborough Express 30 April 1996 theorising that the ship was the Pelican wrecked near the Waitotara River 24 June 1886.

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